CMS Selects 17 Firms for Potential $5B Analytic Support, Technical Assistance Contract

Jeff Brody

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded 17 positions on a potential $5B indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for technical assistance and analytics support to federal healthcare delivery models and demonstration efforts.

CMS said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice the agency will provide a total guaranteed amount of $25,500 to vendors holding spots on the second iteration of its Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design and Analysis IDIQ.

RMADA 2 contractors will help the agency design, implement and operate models authorized under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and other health reform laws.

Other potential tasks include programmatic technical and environmental analyses; application development, progress monitoring; data collection, analysis reporting; rapid cycle evaluation feedback; and learning system implementation.

The awardees are:

  • Abt Associates
  • Actuarial Research Corp.
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH)
  • Deloitte Consulting​​​​​​​
  • Econometrica​​​​​​​
  • General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit
  • IBM’ (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health business​​​​​​​
  • Impaq International
  • LMI​​​​​​​
  • Mathematica Policy Research​​​​​​​
  • NORC​​​​​​​ at the University of Chicago
  • RAND Corp.​​​​​​​
  • RELI Group
  • RTI International
  • The Lewin Group

The first iteration of RMADA was valued at $7B over a five-year period and featured 15 vendors.

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